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Kentin Waits

Kentin's work has been published or referenced in U.S. Airways Magazine, Time.com, Huffington Post, NYTimes.com, Inc.com, The Christian Science Monitor, The Consumerist, and Lifehacker.

Latest articles by Kentin Waits

9 Easy Ways to Turn a Terrible Day Around

So you're having a bad day. Here's how easy it is to make it a good one.

8 Secrets to a Debt-Free Holiday Season

The holidays should be about family and fun and celebration — not about acquiring debt. Here's how to enjoy the former while avoiding the latter.

10 Financial Resolutions You Can Conquer Before New Year's

Don't wait for the ball to drop and the Champagne to pour; get cracking on these financial resolutions before the end of the year!

11 Money Habits That Make You Look Financially Immature

You're an adult. It's time to start acting like one with your money.

Stay Secure in Your Hotel With This 8-Point Safety Check

After you check the contents of minibar, look around to make sure your hosts have stocked up on room safety features, too.

9 Ways to Protect Your Luggage on Your Next Trip

Keep your luggage safe on your next trip with these tips.

6 Ways to Split the Bill Without Losing Friends

Having dinner with friends is always fun, but awkwardness ensues when the bill arrives. It doesn't have to be that way, though.

14 Dorm Essentials That Make Student Life Easier

Make on-campus living tolerable with these dorm must-haves. Best of all? You won't need another student loan to pay for them.

7 Ways to Stay Calm in Stressful Moments

Feel stress? Practice calm.

7 Ways to Beat the Sunday Blues

Don't let the Sunday blues destroy the end of your precious weekend — or the hectic week ahead.

The 10 Commandments of Reaching Financial Freedom

We all want to reach financial freedom, but there are rules we need to follow in order to get there.

Don't Let These 6 Common Job Traps Derail Your Career

The shine has worn off that once-loved job, but you can't just leave … right? Wrong.

8 Ways to Make Your Weekend Feel Longer

Monday always comes way too soon. But there are ways to stretch those weekend days just a little longer.

6 Foolish Ways to Pay Down Debt

You might think that any debt repayment strategy is a good one — but these wrong moves could leave you worse off. Don't try this at home!

7 Grocery Store Habits That Are Making You Broke

You need food to survive, but the way you're buying it could be making you broke.

11 Easy Ways to Fix Your Whole Life This Summer

Rather than focusing on getting your body "bikini-ready," make a few easy lifestyle changes and live your best life.

8 Ways Freelancers Can Make Sure They Get Paid on Time

The freedom of freelancing has one big caveat — actually getting those hard-earned dollars on time. Here's how to handle clients who won't pony up.

8 Ways to Stage Your Home Without Hiring a Pro

From curb appeal to clearing clutter, you can stage your home like the pros do — all without hiring a pro.

Score Your Dream Home With the Perfect Offer Letter

In a hot housing market, you want every trick up your sleeve to score your dream home. A heartfelt letter to the seller may be the key.

10 Unprofessional Habits That Could Kill Your Career

Leave your foul mouth and ripped jeans at home. You're killing your career!